[At-Large] Fwd: ICANN Welcomes the EU Council’s Conclusions on Internet Governance

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 19:55:50 UTC 2014

FYI.  Seems to be some movement here since at one time, the regime
relegated those of us at the edge of empire to the irrelevant column in
these matters.


Carlton A Samuels
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  [image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> News Alert

ICANN Welcomes the EU Council’s Conclusions on Internet Governance

2 December 2014

*December 2, 2014* – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) today welcome the EU Council on Telecommunication (TTE) for
its Conclusions on Internet Governance adopted on 27 November 2014.

The Conclusions underline "*that the governance of Internet is expected to
include all stakeholders*" and "*the importance of strengthening the
Internet Governance Forum (IGF)*", while endorsing the principles adopted
by the global multi-stakeholder community at *NETmundial*.

"In this period of transition for Internet Governance, and for ICANN in
particular, Europe has a substantial role to play. We welcome Europe's
public commitment to contribute proactively and constructively to the
process of IANA stewardship transition and ICANN's accountability and
review process," said Fadi Chehade, ICANN's President and CEO.

The Conclusions by the Council of European Union governments mark an
important step in supporting the continued development of the
multistakeholder model of Governance of the Internet, based on inclusivity
and underpinned by individual rights and democratic values.

"We recognize this is the first time that EU Council Conclusions focus in
such detail on Internet Governance and on ICANN specifically, and I would
like to thank the Italian Presidency and in particular Under Secretary
Antonello Giacomelli for setting the agenda and their vision," said
Chehade. "They have worked hard to foster a single coherent approach among
28 Member States, based on the NETMundial principles."

They also reaffirm that the Internet should remain a single, open, neutral,
interoperable and un-fragmented network accessible to everyone, everywhere.
The ICANN community is proud to have contributed to this goal and "the
robust operation of the Internet" through ICANN's role in the coordination
of the domain name system over the past 16 years, and we will strive to
fulfill this mission going forwards, as the organization evolves.

Building on the Council Conclusion, the Internet community and ICANN
welcome Europe's decision and fully support the forging ahead with the
implementation of national and regional multistakeholder models of Internet
About ICANN:

*ICANN's mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet.
To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into
your computer – a name or a number. That address has to be unique so
computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique
identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have
one global Internet. ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit
public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world
dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It
promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet's unique
identifiers. ICANN doesn't control content on the Internet. It cannot stop
spam and it doesn't deal with access to the Internet. But through its
coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it does have an
important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. For more
information please visit: www.icann.org <https://www.icann.org/>.*

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